Kandy.io Inaugurates Ottawa Cloud Center of Excellence
Architected to bolster delivery of innovative, market-leading real-time embedded communications solutions
Ottawa, ON, June 2, 2016 – Kandy.io, GENBAND’s award-winning communications Platform as a Service, announced today that it is opening a new Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE) in Ottawa to deliver the next generation of cloud-based API offerings to cross-vertical global enterprises, Communications Service Providers (CSPs), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and the developer community. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson will attend the opening ceremony on June 9, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
“The Kandy Cloud Center of Excellence will be a tremendous addition to our thriving tech landscape,” said Mayor Watson. “I am proud of our City’s ability to attract world-class R&D companies, thanks to our skilled technology workforce and growing innovation community. I am confident that Kandy will see many benefits derive from its Ottawa location, and that it will have a positive impact on our City.”
The 70,000 square foot CoE, which will complement GENBAND’s already-existing Ottawa facilities, boasts a state-of-the-art lab. In addition to the leaders of R&D, product management, security and tech support, and part of their globally distributed teams, the CoE will house newly-hired local employees, many of them new graduates.
“The appetite for embedded real-time communications is only growing, fueled by the Internet of Things and a recognition that contextual real-time communications are the best avenue towards value creation in today’s digital landscape,” said Paul Pluschkell, co-founder and CEO of Kandy. “The CoE will enable us to further propel our development of these solutions and Ottawa, aptly named ‘the Silicon Valley of the North,’ allows us to draw on a tech-savvy talent pool while participating in a thriving ecosystem. “
The opening ceremony will include an ideathon for customers, employees and local developers. Kandy’s state-of-the-art demo-equipped RV, the Kandymobile, will also be on site, and Mayor Watson will present a prize for the best product presentation.
“Businesses and developers around the world are leveraging the Kandy platform to connect over the cloud and deliver more human applications,” added Sacha Gera, Senior Vice President of Cloud Products. “Much of the intellectual property that supports Kandy was developed in Ottawa over the decades, so it’s fitting that Ottawa-based engineers will once again play a key role in transforming the communications world.”
GENBAND’s Kandy communications Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a real-time software development platform built from GENBAND’s core communications, presence, security and real-time technologies. Kandy enables service providers, enterprises, software vendors, systems integrators, partners and developers to enrich their applications and services with real-time contextual communications, providing a more engaging user experience. With Kandy, companies of all sizes and types can quickly embed real-time communications capabilities into their existing applications and business processes. For more information visit kandy.io.
GENBAND, a 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50, is a global leader in real-time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries. Kandy, its award-winning, disruptive real-time communications software development platform, is built from the company’s global telecommunications network and security technologies. The platform enables these companies to easily embed a full suite of voice, video, chat, screen-sharing and collaboration capabilities into their existing business, web and mobile applications. The company’s Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND’s market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today’s consumers and businesses for real-time communications wherever they happen to be. To learn more visit genband.com.
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